Abstract According to the ultraviolet spectrum (UV) of melamine (MEL) molecular imprinting pre-assembly system, hydrogen-bonding interactions existed between melamine (MEL) and three monomers including methyl acrylic acid (MAA), itaconic acid (IA) and acrylamide (AM). AM revealed the greatest impact on the system, the second place was taken by MAA, and IA had the smallest effect. π－π* electron transitions of the conjugated double bonds in the triazine ring and the aromatic nucleus replaced by chromophore in MEL took place under hydrogen-bonding interactions and therefore maximum absorption wavelength of each pre-assembly system revealed a red shift. The optimal molarity ratios between MEL and three monomers were c(MEL): c(MAA) = 1:6, c(MEL): c(AM) = 1:8, and c(MEL): c(IA) = 1:8. Differential ultraviolet spectral analysis showed that one MEL molecule could be conjugated with two MAA molecules, three AM molecules and one IA molecule to form their own complex types in three pre-assembled systems.
Received: 15 April 2011
Published: 11 November 2011